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    Moving Checklist

    Before You Move: 

    • Notify post office, charge accounts, credit card companies, utility companies, past employer (for tax return purposes), subscriptions, family and friends, etc. of address change
    • Close out local bank accounts and set up new bank account, if necessary
    • Notify insurance companies of new location for coverage
    • Obtain school records, legal records and other important documents
    • Obtain medical records and history, transfer prescriptions, and research/request referrals for doctors, dentists, specialists, etc. in new town
    • Use up perishables, defrost freezer, clean refrigerator
    • Prepare large appliances and rugs for proper moving
    • Disconnect utilities and get refunds for any deposits made
    • Notify and register children in new school
    • Request a relocation package from your REALTOR® or the city’s Chamber of Commerce

    On Moving Day:

    • Double check rooms, closets, and cabinets for possible items left behind
    • Make sure children have books and games to keep entertained during travel
    • Prepare pets for transportation
    • Carry jewelry and important documents on your person
    • Leave all old keys needed for new tenant with your REALTOR®

    At Your New Address:

    • Check on utility services – gas, electric, water, telephone, etc.
    • If relocating to new state, register car within 5 days of arrival and apply for state driver’s license
    • If staying within state, obtain a driver’s license with your new address on it
    • Register children in school if you haven’t done so already
    • Set up new patient appointments with doctors, dentist, etc.
    • Explore your neighborhood!